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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1976-10-10

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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1976-10-10


Topics Live concert


Might As Well, Mama Tried, Ramble On Rose, Cassidy, Deal, El Paso, Loser, Promised Land, Friend Of The Devil, Dancin' In The Streets-> Wharf Rat-> Dancin' In The Streets Samson & Delilah, Brown Eyed Women, Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Playin' In The Band-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Location Oakland, CA

Source Audience Recording
Lineage Reinhardt Hollwein Sony ECM-220 + Sony ECM-280>Sony TC-15
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Update: This show is featured on Dick's Picks Vol. 33
Reinhardt Hollwein Sony ECM-220 + Sony ECM-280>Sony TC-15; via JackySack; Seeded to etree by Matt Vernon

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Reviewer: USAFdavid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2014
Subject: There are two Grateful Dead - Who shows
There are two Grateful Dead - Who shows. One on October 9 and one on October 10, 1976.

October 9: The Grateful Dead is the headline act, and the Who opens the show.

October 10: After the October 9 show, the Who insisted that they would headline the following day. Bill Graham agreed and they did. The Grateful Dead opened the show, and if I recall, they did not take the main stage. They played from a small alcove in the stadium - stage left. The sound was terrible. All that I could hear was a muffled bass guitar. Vocals and the other instruments were imperceptible.

The Who followed the Grateful Dead and played from the main stage.

This of course was 37 years ago, and my memory may be faulty. Someone correct me if I am in error.
Reviewer: michaeltimothy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2013
Subject: 3 days later total Thyroid removal
ON October 13th 1976 I had my Thyroid removed in Los Angeles. On October 10th 1976 I was forty feet from the stage at this concert....on two tabs of LSD....I guess one wasn't enough. My operation was suppose to take 2 hours....it took 6. When I woke up in the recovery room my doctor was standing there looking at me with a strange stare. He said my vocal cords were ten times the normal size and that it was a very tricky operation and what the hell was I doing. I looked up at him and calmy said.....SINGING.
Today for the first time I discovered that I could listen to the Dead portion of that show. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to hear the song where Jerry told me to COUGH IT UP over and over and over and over. I honestly thought that I was at that show at that moment in time so that I could cough up my Thyroid, so that I won't have to have an operation. I was told later, by the people that I was with, that my dancing and trying to cough up my thyroid was very entertaining...except of course nobody knew what the hell I was doing, but they spread out and gave me plently of room to dance.
I went to that show to see my favorite band The Who....but by they time they came on stage I was completely danced out and just sat on the grass and listened like it Harry Connick Jr. It seemed that I wasn't the only one who wasn't dancing to The Who and in my hallucination I recall them walking off the stage after a very short set. That was the only Grateful Dead show I ever went to but I talked to Deadheads later that said it was never a good idea to play after the Dead.
My Thyroid doctor passed away last week at the age of 90 and for a few years after the operation he would always greet me with...."so how's the singing?" Of course I never gave him the details but now that he's in God's band he can know the truth. Dr. Boris Catz was a good man and October 10th 1976 was a very memorable day.
Reviewer: runsamrun - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2012
Subject: I really like the sound of this AUD...
For some reason, from the moment this AUD started, I was absolutely sucked in. The sound quality doesn't bother me at all--in fact, the fact that it is so echo-y makes me feel more like I'm at the show itself. I guess most of the other reviewers aren't thrilled by it but I personally think it adds a really nice touch to the already-great show.

I'm not normally a fan of Cassidy but this one, the vocals were so clear and sweet that I've replayed it a bunch of times. El Paso is also great, again with my love for the sound quality. Likewise with Loser--just perfection. The jam at the end of Dancin' is craziness. The entire second set is pure beauty. I don't listen to many '76 shows but this has opened my mind to how great they can be!
Reviewer: Mylonites - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2011
Subject: Changed Me
I was at this concert in 1976, my first live Dead show. We were there for the Who, but I came away from the show a life long dead head. Thank you for posting this concert, I am listening to it today, the 35th anniversary of the show.
Reviewer: ice9freak - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 18, 2010
Subject: solid AUD
This isn't the clearest AUD in the archive, but it's quite listenable (3 1/2 stars, really) especially if you crank it on good speakers. The Dancin' > Wharf Rat > Dancin' looks novel on paper, but it's actually the highlight of the show. The jam into Wharf Rat is really beautifully played with an effortless segue, and this Wharf Rat itself is incredible to boot.
Reviewer: Augy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2008
Subject: My first show and only time I saw Keith Moon!
I'd already seen Kingfish in '75 at the now defunct, Fox Venice Movie Theatre in L.A., as well as the Garcia Band, (only time I saw him with Keith and Donna unfortunately, at the Santa Monica Civic back in May of this year; besides having heard the live broadcast on the now defunct KMET in L.A. of the San Francisco Great American Music Hall show the previous year when it was put on the air, (I like to think of that that was my "zeroth" show since that was an invitation only show); so I knew what they were capable of)!
That ending to "Dancin' in the Street" during the end of which Bob announces the break before they'd even stopped yet, struck me as so spontaneously casual, and indicative of their style; but I never saw him do that again! Also I don't recall ever again seeing Garcia at least extensively, (probably because he later had more advanced equipment), use a slide while his foot was on a wah pedal in the Dancin' jam.
But luckily Rob Bertando's audience recording, what gen.(?) has held me over ever since early '78? We can't forget the fact that this is The Who's P.A.; which Grateful Dead, borrowed again for Egypt! I always wondered in what part of the stadium was Dr. Bertrando? I had a big overlap in my copy of the second set, since the guy I got it from was not to flexible about checking where my cassette would flip vs. the reel copy he had of unknown lineage but most likely first or second generation?
I remember this guy near me who had arrived around the beginning of the second set saying he only wanted to see The Who. But by the middle of "Brown Eyed Woman" he was asking "Wow, what is the name of that song?" I didn't really answer him straight, but waited until the chorus came around, pointed and started singing along, yet didn't stop after the word "Women", just continued, smiling! So whether or not he caught on, that that was the title? But in any case, he was by then, a convinced "Dead Head"! There are photos from this or the day before inside the Warner Bros. double vinyl compellation release "What a long strange trip it's been". All the songs on that had previously been issued on albums except for the ~1 1/2 min. single version of "Dark Star" with the banjo at the end; making it the only thing on the album worth buying it for!
Moreover, the poster that Kelly/Mouse designed for these "Days on the green #8 & 9", opening for the Who, is a big green one. (Also my first time I saw The Who, since I previously sold my Who tickets in L.A. in favor of going skiing at Mammoth earlier this year instead. Only time I saw Keith Moon, who had a red and white horizontal stripped shirt on; there is a video of them released of the next to the last show he was at in 1977 in England where The Who look exactly like at this show)! Like Bill Graham said at 11:00 A.M. "On a nice Sunday morning the Grateful Dead!" You don't have to read the following part, it is just my childhood memories, good and bad, in relation to this show.
My father sure got pissed at me for skipping high school to go up north to this show, but I was getting good grades anyway! He said after he found my stub, which I stupidly left in my pants when he was doing the laundry, "Don't you ever go to a concert again".(Or was that my ticket to my second show 1976-10-15 at the Shrine in L.A.?) Although both of us went to see Dylan/The Band together two years prior to this as well as the Hendrix Rainbow Bridge film. A couple years after I'd finally got out of college but still hadn't gone to grad school yet I took him to the second Ventura show in '85, (i.e. I suspected but he denied that by that point he could accept my lifestyle more so than when I was only 17 since I had a job. I never of course, told him that during that film I was trippin', but I wasn't at the Ventura second '85 show with him however). Anyway, enough about me, the show was quite memorable, and I feel fortunate that the first four shows I saw were all increasingly fantastic!

Augy
San Diego
Reviewer: BryanE - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2006
Subject: Day On the Green #2
I was very familiar with The Who, had been a fan since Tommy, but I knew really little about The Grateful Dead (they were one of the San Francisco bands, like Jefferson Airplane, from back when I was little; they had been in Tom Wolfe's book and were associated with acid; Jerry Garcia played guitar and he had a beard and glasses; they did a song called Truckin'; late one night I had seen a TV commercial for the Mars Hotel album {I told this to Dennis McNally a few years ago, and he had never heard of such a thing-thought I was nuts, as a matter of fact. Upon further investigation, David Lemieux told him that not only did such a thing exist, but that there was a pristine copy of it in The Vault. You can now see it as a bonus feature on the DVD of The Grateful Dead movie. You're welcome.), but I was essentially in the dark as far as really knowing what the Dead were. Well, I was a teenager in the 70's, loved rock-n-roll, and was dying to see some of in person. This was my first concert. The Who lived up to every big expectation I had, and since I had very little expectation of the Dead, then it was only up from there. This is coming up on 30 years ago. I'm most definitely still a Dead Head. As far as this recording-well, I've heard a lot worse. Check out the Dick's Picks. I was so excited when I saw they were going to release it as part of that series. Given the high standard of show selection, it verified independently what I've said for years: goddamn, I declare I saw something extraordinary that day.
Reviewer: qubikino - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 12, 2004
Subject: ?
Come on guys...put the AUD back on
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